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Grief in the Workplace Research: Preliminary results released

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has today announced the preliminary results of its Grief in the Workplace Research. In 2018, the IHF began the two-part research project looking at how bereaved employees are currently supported in the Irish workplace. It was carried out using a sample size of 1000. The preliminary results (employees’ experiences) will […]

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Government funding for proposed IHF research into ‘economics of bereavement’ welcomed

Statement Monday 21 October 2019 The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has warmly welcomed funding from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in Budget 2020 for its proposed research project into the ‘Economics of Bereavement’. Minister Regina Doherty has allocated a once-off contribution of €60,000 to the IHF to examine funeral poverty in Ireland […]

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Have Your Say Series launched

We are delighted to announce our Have Your Say Series today which takes an-in depth look into the responses to our 2016 Have Your Survey. We invited people to complete the survey in their own words about their concerns, and their wishes for themselves and those closest to them, when they thought of death and […]

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Wheels still in motion a decade on

Cyclists pedal past €2m fundraising target Thousands of kilometres have been clocked up, resulting in many a saddle sore backside and much sweat dripped over the last ten years of our IHF Cycle Challenge. But the phenomenal effort of our cyclists, together with support from our sponsors Kingspan and our ambassador Paul Kimmage, has raised […]

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Being there for the bereaved

The loss of a loved one is devastating. Unfortunately we are all likely to experience bereavement at some point in our lives. Grief can be isolating, lonely and confusing. But, with your help, we are working to ensure more bereaved people get the support they need. In May, we hosted our first ever ‘Living with […]

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Moate Nursing Home proves to be visionary

Residents and staff at Moate Nursing Home in Westmeath set out their vision of what the best end-of-life care means to them. The project is part of their involvement with our Compassionate End of Life (CEOL) programme for residential care centres and nursing homes across Ireland. The programme supports staff and residents to have open […]

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Midlands’ school community guided through their grief

When a number of deaths, including suicide, impacted students at three local primary schools in the Midlands earlier this year, their teachers sought guidance to help their pupils in their grief. The principal of one of the schools, Linda Dowling, reflected on the challenging time. “The entire school community was in shock following a number […]

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Homemade wills – a recipe for disaster?

When it comes to making a will, is it best to consult a professional or will a DIY job hack it? Sharon Cahir, Solicitor for Probate and Will and Succession Advice gives us her opinion. People often think it is cheaper or indeed free to create their own will and avoid using a professional. But […]

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Transforming Ireland’s Mortuaries

We are on a mission to transform Ireland’s mortuaries, so that grieving families have peaceful areas to bid their final goodbyes. In Ireland, over 40% of all deaths occur in hospital and the majority of people are brought to the hospital mortuary. Through our Design & Dignity programme in partnership with the HSE, we are […]

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